articulating why alito is bad for america


The People for the American Way have put together a fantastic television ad on Judge Alito and why we, as a nation, should demand better for our Supreme Court. And, their framing of the issue, I think, is spot on… Essentially they suggest in the ad that, because of the criminal indictments against senior Bush officials, the quagmire in Iraq, and the mess in the wake of hurricane Katrina, Bush’s approval ratings have dropped to an unprecedented low, and, as a result, he’s been put in a position where he’s had to pander to his extreme and vocal base, going so far as to allow them to hand-pick the person to take O’Connor’s seat. (“George Bush’s presidency is in trouble and he’ll do anything to save it… even giving the radical right wing the power to choose who sits on the Supreme Court.”)

I know it’s not a lot, but I just gave $30 so that the ad could be aired more widely. Does anyone out there want to match me? If so, click here to donate.

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2 Comments

  1. chris
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I gave $25 in your name…no just kidding, but no I really gave $25. It pissed me off, however, that I couldn’t get back to the giving page after watching the commercial.

  2. mark
    Posted November 9, 2005 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Very cool. Thanks, Chris.

    So, anyone else want to pick up the outstanding $5?

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